Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wanda Strikes Again

For those who know Wanda, know  she is Isea's daughter and should have been named "Murphy".  Isea absolutely refused to stay in the yard. She looked for any weakness in the fence and used it to her advantage. She is the reason we have patio blocks buried under the fence line. When Isea went to live with a friend in California I thought my problems were over.  

Not long after she left, her daughter, Wanda, took up where she left off. Not so much trying to leave the yard, but in ways you would never suspect.  She almost lost one of her rear legs when she was about a year old. I found her tangled up in bailing wire one day in the back yard. She couldn't get up. It took two of us to get that off of her. One to hold her still, the other to cut the wire off her leg.  We don't use bailing wire around here. She has also gone through a window in the middle of the winter on a Sat. night. No damage there except to my wallet. She was fine. 

Her latest is an encounter with the upright freezer.  Things were fine when I went to bed around 1 am.  Some time during the night Wanda's coat got caught in the door handle of the freezer. 
Not only did she loose a huge hunk of hair to the freezer door handle, but she managed to open the door and bend it just enough out of whack that it would no longer shut. Notice the duct tape on the door!  
Only Wanda!!!!!! That freezer has been around longer than Wanda.  It was full of frozen dog food, she never touched a thing. New freezer has been ordered, duct tape is still holding.  

My neighbor came over to help me remove some doors and Scribbles was giving him advise on which method to use. 

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Who's in Charge

It was the second day of Spring....... I guess Mother Nature didn't get the memo or she wants to let us know she's still in charge. We woke up to S*&^ on yesterday. It didn't stay long, but it was S*&^. I'm so ready for Spring, sunshine, warm and dry weather.  

This is a block from Sampler Quilt for a block lotto.  The quilt is very pretty. I like the colors, nice and springy. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March Not So Ugly Blocks

I almost gave up on the Tudor Rose block. I made it three times, I cut pieces wrong, too small, wrong colors, apparently not an easy block for me. It's a simple block. I just could not follow the directions. Mental block? 

The second block went together like a piece of cake.  All four look pretty good together. I'm running out of the yellow, so will have to look for something close for the rest of the blocks or make the rest all different. 

I've also finished a few more of my 'Magic Blocks' so simple if you follow directions. The blocks that seem so complicated were easy. I'm going add a few more colors to brighten it up. The green and orange I used got a little dull after I looked at it for a while.  The added yellow has added some brightness to it.  Mz Mouse approves too.